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Swansea Bay UHB

The exterior of Swansea Bay University Health Board head office in Baglan, Port Talbot.

Swansea Bay University Health Board (formerly ABMU) was created on April 1, 2019 after responsibility for providing healthcare services in the Bridgend County Borough Council area passed from ABMU to the new Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

Swansea Bay UHB covers a population of around 390,000 in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas and we have a budget of around £1bn. The health board employs approximately 12,500 staff.

It has three major hospitals providing a range of services: Morriston, Singleton and Neath Port Talbot Hospital in Baglan, Port Talbot.

We also have a community hospital and primary care resource centres providing clinical services outside the main hospitals.

Primary care independent contractors play an essential role in the care of our population and the health board commissions services from GPs, opticians, pharmacists and dentists across the area.

We have 51 GP practices in our health board area, 72 dental practices including orthodontists, 32 optometry practices and 92 community pharmacies.

Mental health and learning disabilities services are provided both in hospital and community settings.

The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Morriston Hospital covers not only south and mid Wales, but the south west of England. Morriston also delivers one of two cardiac surgery services in Wales.

Other specialist services provided by the health board included cleft lip and palate, renal, fertility and bariatric (obesity).

Forensic mental health services are provided to a wider community which extends across the whole of South Wales.

The health board is part of A Regional Collaboration for Health (ARCH), which is a partnership with Hywel Dda University Health Board and Swansea University.

ARCH is a unique collaboration project aimed at improving the health, wealth and wellbeing of south west Wales.

Our board

Jan Williams, Swansea Bay UHB Chair Chair: Jan Williams



Medical Director Dr Richard Evans Interim Chief Executive (CEO): Dr Richard Evans



Executive Directors

A picture of Deb Lewis Chief Operating Officer: Deb Lewis


Director of Nursing and Patient Experience Gareth Howells Interim Director of Nursing and Patient Experience: Gareth Howells



An image of Interim Director of Finance Darren Griffiths Acting Deputy CEO and Director of Finance: Darren Griffiths




Acting Medical Directors: Dr Anjula Mehta and Dr Raj Krishnan 


A picture of Nerissa Vaughan Interim Director of Strategy: Nerissa Vaughan



An image of Director of Public Health Keith Reid Director of Public Health: Keith Reid



Interim Director of Workforce and OD: Sarah Jenkins


Christine Morrell: Director of Therapies and Health Science, pictured head and torso, facing the camera Director of Therapies and Health Science: Christine Morrell



Independent members

Stephen Spill - Health Board Vice Chair

Jackie Davies

Tom Crick

Reena Owen

Nuria Zolle

Keith Lloyd

Patricia Price

Anne-Louise Ferguson MBE

Nicola Matthews

Jean Church


Associate members of the Executive Team

Director of Digital: Matt John

Director of Communications and Engagement: Richard Thomas

Director of Corporate Governance and Board Secretary: Hazel Lloyd


Associate members

Andrew Jarrett

Judith Vincent

Andrew Griffiths


Senior Management Teams 

Primary and Community:

Director: Brian Owens

Nurse Director: Sian Passey

Medical Director: Ceri Todd

Dental Director: Karl Bishop


Mental Health and Learning Disabilities: 

Director: Janet Williams

Nurse Director: Stephen Jones

Medical Director: Richard Maggs 


Morriston Hospital: 

Director: Sue Moore

Nurse Director: Ceri Matthews

Medical Director: Mark Ramsey 


Singleton Hospital: 

Director: Ceri Gimblett

Nurse Director: Sharron Price

Medical Director: Mr Dougie Russell


Neath Port Talbot Hospital: 

Director: Ceri Gimblett

Nurse Director: Sharron Price

Medical Director: Dr Martin Bevan


Our headquarters

Our headquarters is based at:

Swansea Bay University Health Board Headquarters

1 Talbot Gateway,

Baglan Energy Park,


Port Talbot,

SA12 7BR

Contact details for the health board and our hospitals can be found on this page.

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth a galwadau ffôn yn y Gymraeg neu'r Saesneg. Atebir gohebiaeth Gymraeg yn y Gymraeg, ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at oedi. Mae’r dudalen hon ar gael yn Gymraeg drwy bwyso’r botwm ar y dde ar frig y dudalen.

We welcome correspondence and telephone calls in Welsh or English. Welsh language correspondence will be replied to in Welsh, and this will not lead to a delay. This page is available in Welsh by clicking ‘Cymraeg’ at the top right of this page.